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Workplace Giving: Turn 9-5 Into Support for Trails

Posted by Loren Drummond at Oct 29, 2012 10:39 AM |

When you donate through an employer workplace giving program, like the ones at Microsoft, Boeing or any local, state or federal government office, it's kind of like you're in two places at once: in a meeting and on a mountain, typing an email and taking care of your favorite trail. When you give at work, you can feel good knowing that every moment you spend sitting at your desk is ultimately helping protect the wilderness you love.

Did you know your workplace giving program can power our work on trails?

Washington Trails Association will use your workplace gift where it is needed most: on your favorite trail, in Olympia or in Washington, D.C., or to power hiking resources like wta.org. Workplace donations enable WTA to spend less time fundraising and more time building, maintaining and protecting hiking trails—and provide nearly 10 percent of WTA's annual operating support.

>> Find out how to give through your employer’s program.

When you give through an employer program like the ones at Microsoft, Boeing or any local, state or federal government office, it's kind of like you're in two places at once: in a meeting and on a mountain, typing an email and taking care of your favorite trail. When you give at work, you can feel good knowing that every moment you spend sitting at your desk is ultimately helping protect the wilderness you love.

>> Find out more about workplace giving now.

If you’ve already made your pledge this fall or if you’re one of the hundreds of loyal workplace supporters, thank you. You have helped support the work of volunteers on 170 trails so far this year.

earthsharelogonewAbout EarthShare Washington

Washington Trails Association is a member of EarthShare Washington, an alliance of 60 leading conservation and environmental organizations. By partnering with businesses and government agencies, EarthShare Washington inspires employees to support the environment through workplace giving campaigns and volunteerism. Visit www.esw.org to find out more. To determine if your company is a member of EarthShare Washington, click here.

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